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New York City or BayRidge section of Brooklyn-Parnes,Parness?? #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

Does anyone out there remember this family:Jay(Jayne), I don't know her
married name at the time, she had two daughters, Rona and Doris. Doris
married a Joseph Sellinger probably in the late 50's, early 60's. I would
be interested in getting info on them, especially the last names they were
using. They may or may not be a branch of my tree. Jay's last name may
have been Parnes or Parness at one time during a marriage. She had
another sister, Dorothy whose married names were Klarich and Jablonowitz.
Thanks
Barbara Meyers
respond to babycat3@aol.com


change of name in computer tree #general

Daniel S. Katz <dsk@...>
 

Hi,

When using a computer program to keep track of family trees,
how do you record an individual who has changed his name,
possibly multiple times?

One of my great-grandfathers was born with one name in Europe,
took a second name when he came to the US, and later changed
his name to something more related to his European name.

Thanks,
Dan Katz
Pasadena, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. Mr. Katz may
summarize for the group if he receives helpful answers.
Another good newsgroup for this question would be
soc.genealogy.computing .


Norway/Trondheim/Holocaust Memorial #general

Leslie Malkin <lesmalk@...>
 

The current issue of Hadassah Magazine, (April; 2001) contains an
article about Trondheim, Norway. On p. 54 is a picture of the Holocaust
Memorial inscribed with the names of those Jews killed in Auschwitz. I
am pretty sure some of my Norwegian cousins are listed. Can anyone refer
me to an address or email (in Trondheim or elsewhere) where a list of
these names can be found. Thank you.
Les Malkin in Roseville, California
Researching DWORSKY; BEKKER; JAKOBSON; and others in Norway.


Re: NISSENBAUM #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 4/5/2001 5:57:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, shapie@juno.com
writes:

<< I am searching Nissenbaum >from Grajewo/Grayvah Poland. I Understand
there is another Nissenbaum family form Lulbin,and Warsaw . A Rabbi
Yitzhak Nissenbaum was part of that family . There is a street in
Jerusalem named for him. He was a secretary to Rabbi Shmuel Molhver.
I am wondering if the families are related. I asked some people like
R'Mier Wunder and they think it could be possible .. any ideas??
My family has ahron,berel,and meir .. >>

The various Nissenbaums/Nissenboims etc. most commonly took their name
from an ancestor named Nathan or Nissim. I wouldn't search for a possible
match between two families with that name, unless they are >from the same
town, or you know of a common ancestor.

Michael Bernet
New Rochelle, NY


Finkel or Faigle as a female name #general

golden.ours@...
 

Hello,
Is Finkel or Faigle a common female name? If so, has anyone heard of
Fanny as a diminutive or a nickname for these names? Thanks,
Karyn Gordon

researching FRUCHTER, FRUCHTMAN (FRUCHTMANN)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York City or BayRidge section of Brooklyn-Parnes,Parness?? #general

BABYCAT3 <babycat3@...>
 

Does anyone out there remember this family:Jay(Jayne), I don't know her
married name at the time, she had two daughters, Rona and Doris. Doris
married a Joseph Sellinger probably in the late 50's, early 60's. I would
be interested in getting info on them, especially the last names they were
using. They may or may not be a branch of my tree. Jay's last name may
have been Parnes or Parness at one time during a marriage. She had
another sister, Dorothy whose married names were Klarich and Jablonowitz.
Thanks
Barbara Meyers
respond to babycat3@aol.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen change of name in computer tree #general

Daniel S. Katz <dsk@...>
 

Hi,

When using a computer program to keep track of family trees,
how do you record an individual who has changed his name,
possibly multiple times?

One of my great-grandfathers was born with one name in Europe,
took a second name when he came to the US, and later changed
his name to something more related to his European name.

Thanks,
Dan Katz
Pasadena, CA

MODERATOR NOTE: Please reply privately. Mr. Katz may
summarize for the group if he receives helpful answers.
Another good newsgroup for this question would be
soc.genealogy.computing .


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Norway/Trondheim/Holocaust Memorial #general

Leslie Malkin <lesmalk@...>
 

The current issue of Hadassah Magazine, (April; 2001) contains an
article about Trondheim, Norway. On p. 54 is a picture of the Holocaust
Memorial inscribed with the names of those Jews killed in Auschwitz. I
am pretty sure some of my Norwegian cousins are listed. Can anyone refer
me to an address or email (in Trondheim or elsewhere) where a list of
these names can be found. Thank you.
Les Malkin in Roseville, California
Researching DWORSKY; BEKKER; JAKOBSON; and others in Norway.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: NISSENBAUM #general

MBernet@...
 

In a message dated 4/5/2001 5:57:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, shapie@juno.com
writes:

<< I am searching Nissenbaum >from Grajewo/Grayvah Poland. I Understand
there is another Nissenbaum family form Lulbin,and Warsaw . A Rabbi
Yitzhak Nissenbaum was part of that family . There is a street in
Jerusalem named for him. He was a secretary to Rabbi Shmuel Molhver.
I am wondering if the families are related. I asked some people like
R'Mier Wunder and they think it could be possible .. any ideas??
My family has ahron,berel,and meir .. >>

The various Nissenbaums/Nissenboims etc. most commonly took their name
from an ancestor named Nathan or Nissim. I wouldn't search for a possible
match between two families with that name, unless they are >from the same
town, or you know of a common ancestor.

Michael Bernet
New Rochelle, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Finkel or Faigle as a female name #general

golden.ours@...
 

Hello,
Is Finkel or Faigle a common female name? If so, has anyone heard of
Fanny as a diminutive or a nickname for these names? Thanks,
Karyn Gordon

researching FRUCHTER, FRUCHTMAN (FRUCHTMANN)


Re: Happy Passover Part II #belarus

Elsebeth Paikin
 

At 22:24 02-04-01 -0400, "StanJudd@aol.com" wrote:
I do not understand this message. I have contributed regularly over the
years to Jewishgen. Somewhat annoyed. Stan
I don't think that you should take it personally, you are one of the
very few who does contribute!

I am more annoyed - or rather horrified! - when reading the Facts on
the JewishGen website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/factsheet.htm

- there you can find i.a. the following information:

1999 2000
------------------------------
Financial Contributors 943 2,173

to comparison in the
same years you find:

Hits per month
on the JG website 2,410,315 3,024,784
or
Subscribers to
JewishGen mailing list 3,541 3,540
SIG mailing lists 7,429 15,994

That is so depressing! Of all those using JewishGen many if not
most get help and assistance in finding relatives, ancestors, or
maybe just the right track for their research -- but most people
think that everything on the Internet is free for the taking and
that it doesn't cost anything!

This means that under 5% of everyone using tje JewishGen services
in one way or another pays for all the others.
The graphics tells a stunning tale:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/supporters.gif

My fear is that JewishGen cannot survive or continue to grow if
that picture doesn't change -- and change soon and drastically!

Best regards
and all my best wishes for the future of JewishGen


--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Re: warszawa digest: April 04, 2001 #warsaw #poland

Ljbisel@...
 

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Dear Jonathan,

I am researching HOFMANs >from the area southwest of Warsaw. Can you tell me
more about this Louis HOFMAN born in 1870?

Leah Bisel

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<BR>
<BR>I am researching HOFMANs >from the area southwest of Warsaw. &nbsp;Can you tell me
<BR>more about this Louis HOFMAN born in 1870?
<BR>
<BR>Leah Bisel</FONT></HTML>

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JewishGen's French SIG now ready for subscribers! #warsaw #poland

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that we are now hosting a French SIG
whose prime objective will be to provide a forum for questions, discussion
and lots of information about doing Jewish genealogical research in France,
French colonies and French-speaking areas such as Belgium, Luxembourg and
Switzerland.

Thanks to the efforts of Pierre Hahn and Rosanne Leeson who will coordinate
the activities of the SIG and Carol Monahan who already has the web page
online at <http://www.jewishgen.org/french>

we are ready to accept subscribers to this new group.

There are two ways you can subscribe....online or through e-mail

If you plan to do it online, go to JewishGen's home page,
<http://www.jewishgen.org> and scroll down to the Discussion Category.
Click on Special Interest Groups and you'll be taken to the subscription
page, click on Subscribe and the webform will take you through the process.

If you decide to subscribe via e-mail just send a message addressed to:

listserve@lyris.jewishgen.org and say

subscribe frenchsig (type your first name) (type your last name)

JewishGen guidelines require that full names be registered along with
e-mail addresses.

***You must confirm your subscription***

Whether your subscribe via the WebForm online or via e-mail you will
receive a message asking that you confirm the request to subscribe. All
you need to do is hit the reply button and a properly addressed e-mail
should result. Send it back to the listserve robot and you'll know you've
done it all correctly if you get a Welcome message telling you all about
the group, how to manage your subscription and the address to use in order
to post messages.

If you need any help with the process, please write to
<support@jewishgen.org> and not to me.

We wish all 'genners very good fortune in researching in the French
speaking countries on which this SIG will focus.

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Vice President, Operations


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Re: Happy Passover Part II #courland #latvia

Elsebeth Paikin
 

At 22:24 02-04-01 -0400, "StanJudd@aol.com" wrote:
I do not understand this message. I have contributed regularly over the
years to Jewishgen. Somewhat annoyed. Stan
I don't think that you should take it personally, you are one of the
very few who does contribute!

I am more annoyed - or rather horrified! - when reading the Facts on
the JewishGen website:

http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen/factsheet.htm

- there you can find i.a. the following information:

1999 2000
------------------------------
Financial Contributors 943 2,173

to comparison in the
same years you find:

Hits per month
on the JG website 2,410,315 3,024,784
or
Subscribers to
JewishGen mailing list 3,541 3,540
SIG mailing lists 7,429 15,994

That is so depressing! Of all those using JewishGen many if not
most get help and assistance in finding relatives, ancestors, or
maybe just the right track for their research -- but most people
think that everything on the Internet is free for the taking and
that it doesn't cost anything!

This means that under 5% of everyone using tje JewishGen services
in one way or another pays for all the others.
The graphics tells a stunning tale:

http://www.jewishgen.org/jewishgen-erosity/supporters.gif

My fear is that JewishGen cannot survive or continue to grow if
that picture doesn't change -- and change soon and drastically!

Best regards
and all my best wishes for the future of JewishGen


--
Elsebeth Paikin, Copenhagen, Denmark,
e-mail: elsebeth@paikin.dk
--


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland Re: warszawa digest: April 04, 2001 #warsaw #poland

Ljbisel@...
 

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Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Dear Jonathan,

I am researching HOFMANs >from the area southwest of Warsaw. Can you tell me
more about this Louis HOFMAN born in 1870?

Leah Bisel

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Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

<HTML><FONT FACE=arial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=2>Dear Jonathan,
<BR>
<BR>I am researching HOFMANs >from the area southwest of Warsaw. &nbsp;Can you tell me
<BR>more about this Louis HOFMAN born in 1870?
<BR>
<BR>Leah Bisel</FONT></HTML>

--part1_db.12a00c55.27fdbc1a_boundary--


Warszawa Research Group #Warsaw #Poland JewishGen's French SIG now ready for subscribers! #warsaw #poland

Carol Skydell <cskydell@...>
 

JewishGen is very pleased to announce that we are now hosting a French SIG
whose prime objective will be to provide a forum for questions, discussion
and lots of information about doing Jewish genealogical research in France,
French colonies and French-speaking areas such as Belgium, Luxembourg and
Switzerland.

Thanks to the efforts of Pierre Hahn and Rosanne Leeson who will coordinate
the activities of the SIG and Carol Monahan who already has the web page
online at <http://www.jewishgen.org/french>

we are ready to accept subscribers to this new group.

There are two ways you can subscribe....online or through e-mail

If you plan to do it online, go to JewishGen's home page,
<http://www.jewishgen.org> and scroll down to the Discussion Category.
Click on Special Interest Groups and you'll be taken to the subscription
page, click on Subscribe and the webform will take you through the process.

If you decide to subscribe via e-mail just send a message addressed to:

listserve@lyris.jewishgen.org and say

subscribe frenchsig (type your first name) (type your last name)

JewishGen guidelines require that full names be registered along with
e-mail addresses.

***You must confirm your subscription***

Whether your subscribe via the WebForm online or via e-mail you will
receive a message asking that you confirm the request to subscribe. All
you need to do is hit the reply button and a properly addressed e-mail
should result. Send it back to the listserve robot and you'll know you've
done it all correctly if you get a Welcome message telling you all about
the group, how to manage your subscription and the address to use in order
to post messages.

If you need any help with the process, please write to
<support@jewishgen.org> and not to me.

We wish all 'genners very good fortune in researching in the French
speaking countries on which this SIG will focus.

Carol Skydell
JewishGen Vice President, Operations


Registration of Passports #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Passport registration database for 1900 is growing rapidly. I have now
received a further 2000 names and we hope to have these up on the web for
searching very soon. There are probably a further 2000 names to enter and
then we will be ready with over 8000 names.
As mentioned before these are people who registered their passports in Riga
in 1900 and gives their places of origin many >from Lithuania ,Vitebsk and
all over the Russian Empire. It is a very exciting database as occupatiions
are also given as well as their address in Riga.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com


Courland SIG #Courland #Latvia Registration of Passports #courland #latvia

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

Passport registration database for 1900 is growing rapidly. I have now
received a further 2000 names and we hope to have these up on the web for
searching very soon. There are probably a further 2000 names to enter and
then we will be ready with over 8000 names.
As mentioned before these are people who registered their passports in Riga
in 1900 and gives their places of origin many >from Lithuania ,Vitebsk and
all over the Russian Empire. It is a very exciting database as occupatiions
are also given as well as their address in Riga.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com


surname LEWITT: paternal line greatgrandfather from Belgium #general

Martin E. Lewitt <lewitt@...>
 

Around 1910 or thereabouts, my surname, Lewitt, greatgrandfather emigrated
from Belgium to Wales and married a Welsh woman. He died when my
grandfather was young and my grandfather did not get along with his
new stepfather and emigrated to Canada on an orphan boat when he was
11 or 12, so we don't know much about my greatgrandfather.

With this surname and being >from Belgium, I have often thought he
might be a Jew who converted under Spanish rule. Are there records
of conversions under Spanish rule? Are there other theories in Jewish
history involving Belgium that I should consider. I want to assess
the likelihoods before I pay for a Y-chromosome test.

thanx for any assistance, Martin
--
Martin E. Lewitt
Domain: lewitt@swcp.com
Sandia Park, NM


1900 registration of passports in Riga #general

Arlene Beare <arl@...>
 

I have now received a further 2000 names for the 1900 passport
registration database which is growing rapidly. We hope to have these up
on the web for searching very soon. There are probably a further 2000
names to enter and then we will be ready.
As mentioned before these are people who registered their passports in
Riga in 1900 and gives their places of origin many >from Lithuania,
Vitebsk and all over the Russian Empire. It is a very exciting database
as occupations are also given as well as their address in Riga.

Arlene Beare
President Latvia SIG

Programme Committee
London2001 - 21st International Conference on Jewish Genealogy
8-13 July 2001 www.jewishgen.org/london2001
info.london2001@talk21.com